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bomber strikes the u.s. embassy in turkey. killing two and injuring many more. as he tries to make his way into the building. saying good-bye to the secretary. hillary clinton bids farewell to the state department after four years at the helm. >> i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. >> and seven years after hurricane katrina, the superdome in new orleans gets ready to host the super bowl in the big easy signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon
world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." on the floor of the u.s. senate, protesters delay the confirmation hearing for america's next spy chief. teargas and riot police on the streets of tunis as the country's fledgling democracy struggles to survive a crisis we know it is not good for us but it is not fun, but why are so many people doing it? fledglingntry's democracy struggles to survive. we know that it is not good for us, but wire so many people doing it? welcome to our viewers on public television in america. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, prot
. >> and now to the memo that shows the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be linked to al qaeda be
arabia has long been working with the u.s. to fight. the pace of drone strikes has been growing rapidly in recent years. american officials said the first time the cia used the base was to kill this man, and wore out milwaukee kill thuis -- to kil this man. \ supporters say strikes like this have seriously damaged out kind of costs -- damaged al qaeda possibility to plan a tax, but others say they alienate local populations. brennan will have to answer questions in his confirmation hearing as cia director. the legality of drone strikes is likely to be high on the agenda, especially after a memo was leaked. white house 3 did the white house defended the policy. >> we have a knowledge there are sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft against terrorists and to prevent attacks on the united states and to save american lives. we conduct the strikes because they are necessary to prevent threats, to stop future attacks, and save american lives. these attacks are ethical and wires. >> the fact there is a secret base may mean some of the difficult questions may be raised not just in washingt
in the u.s. and canada. >> tickets on sale at 8:00 a.m. show sold out at 8:01. >> you know it. even for a venue as big as m&t? >> absolutely. it's going to be nuts. >> going to go fast. but i do like that new song. >> i think it's a great idea to have it at m&it -- m&t. >>> new hope. the fda approves a first of its kind breast cancer medication. find out what is different about catasilla. >>> traumitize traumatized 4- year-old. starting off not so happy. what triggered this emotional meltdown? >>> rain and milder air coming our way tomorrow. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's cold, cough and flu report. this is dylan right here this is dylan, and this is his big brother hayden. dylan's only five, but he's already been through two surgeries for brain tumors. and he just went through his second round of chemo. and this is their mother, dawn who runs this loving and happy home. she too struggled with tumors. but that doesn't slow her down. her love of family comes first. their dad, phil, works two jobs, repairing copiers, a
. the president will touch on other topics tonight, including north korea's latest nuclear tests. and 34,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan who bring home by this time next year. he'll also be talking about new gun laws. several gun violence victims will be guests@state of the union. a teacher that survived the sandy hook shooting, will be in the first lady's box. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband, are joining the arizona delegation. >> reporter: on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> and starting tomorrow, the president will take his message on the road, with a campaign style swing to three states. >>> one maryland student will be watching next to the first lady as well. monique griego has more on why this scearch-year-old -- 16-year-old prodigy is going to witness the state of the union. >> reporter: at 16 years old, jack andraka is being recognized. and now his accomplishments are taking him to the white house. >> reporter: as president obama makes his state of the union address tonight, high school student jack andracca
police to complete its investigation. >>> a u.s. congressional delegation is in cuba now, working to free jailed u.s. contractor allen gross. the maryland man was arrested in december 2009 for setting up illegal internet connections as part of a u.s. democracy building program. the 62-year-old was sentenced to 15 years in prison in december 2011. they arrived in havana yesterday, on a two-day fact- finding mission that includes mission leaders and an expected meeting with gross. >>> police are investigating one of the biggest diamond heists in recent memory. in just minutes, millions of dollars in diamonds were stolen from a plane that was getting ready for takeoff. >> reporter: security at brussels international airport is increased, with concrete barriers now in place, around the fence, after a massive diamond heist. investigators say eight masked gunmen, dressed like police officers, broke through the fence monday night and drove two cars onto the tarmac. the men told -- stole an estimated $50 million worth of diamonds from the cargo hold of a
national security team. >>> today, the u.s. supreme court hears awrmtsds -- arguments from maryland officials who want approval for police to take dna samples from people arrested for a crime. 28 states in the federal government already collect dna from people arrested for various crimes. privacy advocates and others say, though, it is unconstitutional. the justices will make a final decision in the case later this year. >>> the maryland senate debates new gun regulations. and the arguments are already getting heated. political reporter pat warren explains, the governor's firearms safety act is raising constitutional questions. >> the sandy hook school massacre in newtown, connecticut, has maryland looking at licensing and fingerprinting people who want to own guns. >> people in this body. but we said, we want you to show id to vote. we're crazy. oh, my gosh. it's terrible. people can't do it. now we're saying for a constitutional right, they have to get fingerprinted and licensed. >> reporter: shots fired in this you tube video illustrate wh
, 66,000 u.s. troops will leave afghanistan and won't have to worry about another deployment. but are afghans ready to take charge? >>> smallest dog in the room turned out to be the biggest winner. we'll introduce you to the little champ. >>> i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. will we end this week with a nice warmup? i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's cold, cough and flu report. >>> we have some rain, sleet and areas north of us, snow falling. how about your thursday? what will that bring us? bernadette has a look at that. >> obviously our report has turned to rain. but again, it will probably finish. that chance for a small, fleshy accumulation tonight before the storm gets out of here tomorrow. and it's going to leave us. we start out in the 30s. head into the afternoon, right back in the 40s. sunshine returning. and tomorrow evening, those temperatures start to drop. but only to the 30s. for the rest of the five-day, here's bob. >>> nice end to the week. 53 on friday. but saturday,
're a team of vision. >> for o.j. >> reporter: even the president was inspired. 5600 people in the u.s. gets als each year. o.j. happens to live in one of the places doing serious als research. the highly respected packard center at hopkins. >> o.j. has been a wonderful ambassador for als for years. >> reporter: o.j. has been able to raise awareness. now, he has given packard $25 million. >> this is an exciting initiative, pioneered by dr. dan doctorov. >> reporter: this will allow them to better collaborate and develop therapies. such therapy may be too late for o.j. he has already lived longer than most als patients. but it could help those who are not even aware that this debilitating disease is in their future. mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> unlike the research being given to hopkins, o.j.'s foundation helps to fund the needs of individual a.l.s. patients. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. 12 things to help you survive the last month of winter. reviews of t
. >>> the future of america, president obama will focus on the u.s. economy on his state of the union address. we get a preview. >> and observing black history month, listening to baltimore's voices in the struggle for civil rights. the story coming up here on wjz. >> and here's today's report from wall street. we'll be right back. >>> it's 5:30, 52 degrees and mostly cloudy. good evening thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a former maryland first lady wants to be anne arundel county's next exective. but she faces some tough competition. mike hellgren has kendall ehrlich one on one talking about her future. >> reporter: kendall ehrlich says she was not even thinking about it until she started getting calls. >> it's really something that's tailor made. it's a unique circumstance that i'm uniquely qualified for. >> reporter: ehrlich says she only wants to fill what is left of leopold's term which ends next year and then leave office. >> it's so unique to have the circumstance.
terms in the u.s. >>> lawyers for south african track star oscar pistorius are trying to convince a judge to let him out of court. police told the court the double-amputee runner is a flight risk. >> reporter: they heard dramatic testimony from the case against him. the officer testified he found reeva steenkamp, lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in pistorius's home. the former olympian sobbed as the detective said the 29-year- old mold was wrapped in towels and had three bullet wounds, including one in the head. the double-amputee, known as blade runner, said his girlfriend's death was a tragic accident, that he shot his lover through a closed bathroom door, because he thought she was an intruder. but prosecutors believed the former olympian killed her after a valentine's day argument. they say a witness heard nonstop shouting coming from their home. although the defense later revealed, the witness lived a half mile away. there was also a back-and-forth about two boxes, discovered in pistorius's bedroom. police say they contained needles
the latest from wjz from the port of mobile, alabama. >>> to a shipyard friday. the u.s. coast guard and national transportation safety board. triumph may be moved to the bahamas for cleanup and repair because. >> it is almost like returning to the scene of the crime. >> reporter: after a hot shower, she returns home to texas. she said enduring the squalor conditions on the ship was life changing. >> made us appreciate things we have, electricity, flushing toilets, running water. >> reporter: after the ship finally docked last night, passengers were busied. many took charter flights home. >> some passengers are complaining that carnival's response to the emergency was slow and inadequate. but triumph's on-board crewmembers are getting high praise. >> they had to walk around with rubber gloves, gas masks and pick up these potty bags. >> they always had this smile on their face. they helped you, no matter what. >> reporter: one thing passengers disagreed on is whether to take up carnival's offer for a discounted cruise again. >> are you ready to
in front of tv, but also what types of shows they're watching. >> reporter: in the second study, u.s. researchers found preschool-aged children can imitate what they see on tv. >> a lot of children's programming, even though it's childrenning programming, still shows a lot of violence. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics suggests children, older than 2, should watch less than two hours of tv a day. and that kids younger than 2, shouldn't watch any tv at all. >> reporter: the walshes have trained their children so they know whatnot to watch. -- >> they all shout at the same time "we're not allowed to watch that ." >> they also limit tv time during the week. >> reporter: and make sure their children spend most of their time outside, staying active. in south bury mills, new york, vinita nair, wjz eyewitness news. >> in addition to anti-social behavior, researchers found that excess television viewing in children, increased the risk of criminal conviction later in life. >>> check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for these stories and mor
. never say he was a missing person with anti-government use. the u.s. and france have agreed that military operations in mali should be handed over to united nations mission as soon as possible. french forces entered northern mali three weeks ago launching aerial strikes against islamic militants. today, the french president held talks with american vice- president joe biden in paris. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad has volunteered to become the first person sent into space by his country's fledgling space program. he made the offer during an address to sciences a week after it ran successfully sent a monkey into orbit. corruption on a scale never previously seen. that is help police in europe are describing a match fixing scheme involving up to 700 football games around the globe. more than half of those were in europe and now the very integrity of the sport is being questioned. our correspondent tim frank has the details. >> the global game is at risk from a global crime network. what had long been feared that only quietly talked about was today painfully exposed. don
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